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These Kate Spade Surprise Sales Get Me Every Time…

So Kate, she’s great, but all of these amazing sales are both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because of the incredible deals, of course, but a curse because I simply can’t resist! While I’m trying to cut back on spending (because I have a house and wedding to pay for this spring + summer — eeek!), these sales make it really really difficult to say “No.”

So, I didn’t. But rather than buying a new handbag (I actually just had to a purge a few that I adored but knew I would not use probably ever again), I opted for some small accessories. I purchased two pairs of these Gumdrop Earrings (practical, so practical – back me up on this purchase!).

I’m actually wearing a beat up pair of Gumdrop Earrings right now. I’ve worn them every day for the past 2+ years and I ♥ them. Which is why I figured it was time for an upgrade – a shiny new set of studs, and a spare pair. I actually planned on purchasing these during the last KSNY Surprise Salebut I hesitated (you must never hesitate!) and of course they sold out.

So, here’s the skinny on the good stuff from the Kate Spade Surprise Sale – Feb 2015 (ok, it’s all good stuff, but this is some really good stuff) because it will sell out–and the sale ends in 2 days, so hustle people!

This Mod Floral Thin Bangle is absolutely adorable and while I don’t really wear bracelets, I should probably purchase and keep in my “gift closet” because everyone seems to love bracelets, and this one is cute as can be. This Striped Bangle doesn’t even require a description–just look at it!


Speaking of cute…
These Eiffel Tower earrings + necklace? STOP. Just stop. Like, I’m not even going to get upset over the fact that their product listing misspelled Eiffel (unless ‘Eiffle’ is some new trendy term I don’t know about?) because they are so freakin’ cute. As are these très chic earrings. Go ahead, put French words on your earlobes. You know you want to.

Ok, I’m really feeling ALL OF THE EARRINGS. These, titled the Gatsby Dot Huggies, are darling.

Gatsby-Dot-HuggiesI pretty much like anything with Gatsby in it’s name because it’s almost always super fancy and vintagey. And Huggies? Well, they hug your ears, I suppose. [Not to be confused with Huggies diapers.]

Scrolling though the sale, you’ll also come across some clothing with leather elbow patches (oh, how I love leather elbow patches!), polka dots (naturally), tortoise print (obviously), anchors, and bows. Lots of bows.

What’s that? You’re in search of a new satchel? I’d recommend these pretties:

1. The Charm City Ostrich Provence — Oh! Fer cute!


Why yes, I’d love this bag for Valentine’s Day, that’s so sweet of you!

2. The Alice Court Kaiya — Boxier, with a bow, and also…CUTE!



3. The Alice Court Diehl — Bigger bag, bigger bow, nice & neutral (cliff grey / bone, to be precise)


4. The Knightsbridge Constance* – It sounds posh. It looks posh. And structured. And vintagey. A+

*Not sure where they come up with these names.
Have you ever wondered how Essie names their nail polish colors? Me too. This piece of literature won’t answer your question, but it’s definitely worth a read.

Happy Shopping!




Our Guide to 2014 Holiday Gift Guides + Black Friday Sales

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Especially when it comes to saving a ton of money at your favorite retail stores. Browse the gift guides, and get your discount codes organized, because Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday is upon us!

Step 1: Check out the pre-selected gifts at your favorite retailers and add your favorites to your shopping cart:


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Kate Spade

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C. Wonder


Ann Taylor

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Step 2: Don’t forget the discount codes! Use the following codes to ensure you get the best possible price while shopping this weekend:

Ann Taylor – 50% off your entire purchase. Online Only. Use code: THANKS

J.Crew – 30% off full-price styles and extra 40% off sale styles.* Use code: HOLIDAY

Tory Burch – Holiday Sale Event. Save 20-30%. Use code: LUCKY

Shopbop – Take up to 25% off your order with code: GOBIG14

Don’t forget the Kate Spade Surprise Sale is up to 75% off (but the good stuff goes quick!) and Nordstrom is offering up to 40% off thousands of items.

Happy Shopping!

Gift Guide: The GOLD Edition

True Life: we’re obsessed with all things shiny and gold. So it’s no surprise that we’ve rounded up our favorite gold gift ideas:


1. The Legend Ring by Coordinates Collection @ Charm & Chain (Sign up for the email for 10% off!) Personalize with your own latitude and longitude to create a cherished keepsake.

2. The Wishbone Ring Holder @ Shopbop – A new lucky charm to hold onto your favorite rings!

3. Giftable Passpost Case in Gold Metallic @ FOSSIL – Book your tickets & travel in style!

4. Tory Burch Chevron Drop Earring {on sale for $66.50!) @ Tory Burch – ‘Adds chic architectural interest to any look!’

5. Jonathan Adler Holiday Hearth Candle @ Waiting on Martha – It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!

6. Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Bow Stud Earrings @ Piperlime – Bows on lobes!
(Hmmmmthat doesn’t have the same ring to it as ‘Bows on Toes,’ now does it?)

7. Plaza Number Necklace by Lulu Frost @ Neiman Marcus – If you have an extra $900 laying around ~ definitely buy three!

8. Sparkling Champagne Water Bottle by S’well @ Shopbop – Contain Yourself! You can now keep a beverage hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours and look glamorous while doing it!

 But wait, there’s mooooooooore!


1. Spikey Firefly Necklace (Get 30% off with code: GETFESTIVE) @ JCrew –  ‘Add instant twinkly magic to an evening look’

2. C. Wonder Stag Bottle Stopper @ Shopbop – It’s the sculpted gold tone deer bottle stopper you’ve been looking for!

3. Kate Spade ‘Tied Up’ Drop Earrings @ Nordstrom – ‘Girly bows bathed in 14-karat gold and sparkling crystal teardrops…’

4. Bobbi Brown ‘Beige Shimmer’ Brick Compact @ Nordstrom – Every glimmery neutral hue you could ask for!

5. Kate Spade New York ‘Secret Garden’ Mixed Stone Stud Earrings @ Nordstrom – Very versatile. Much glam. Ultra gifty.

6. Personalized State Pendant Necklace by Moon and Lola @ Neiman Marcus – Show your state some ♥!

Stay Golden,


Sale Alert! Shopbop Friends & Family Sale On Now

3 Days Only! Take 25% off your Shopbop.com order with code: FAMILY25

Save on your favorites from: Tory BurchKate SpadeMadewellDiane Von Furstenberg, Rebecca MinkoffMarc by Marc Jacobs, & more!


Did we mention Shopbop has free shipping, free returns and is Amazon Prime eligible?

Shop the Shopbop Sale:

I Wish I Had the Willpower to Pass up a Kate Spade Surprise Sale…

But I mean, how can you resist?

Here are my picks from the current Kate Spade Surprise Sale (ends on May 22)!


Adette Dress / Hudson Street Kellan /  Gumdrop Studs Chelsea Park Zuzu

 Charm City Ostrich Neda / Charm City Ostrich Passport Holder

Queen of the Nile Clutch /  Inoltra Wedges


And the Pool Party Clutch. Because, obviously.

Kate Spade New Arrivals – Pink, Pretty, & Patterned!

Kate Spade new arrivals are in, and boy are they bright and summery! Quirky per usual, Kate has selected Rio Pink, Tropical Patterns, Toucans, Coconuts, and yes — more Idioms — to round out this summery set of new arrivals.


1. Jade Watermelon Flats {How’s that for a slice of summer?}
2. York Avenue Sable {How perfect is the Rio Pink + Bright White combo?}
3. For the Fun of It Idiom Bangle {My kinda motto!}
4. Toucan Silicone iPhone5 Case {Because basic black cases are boooooring!}
5. Pilar Flats {Sparkling smoking slippers? Yes, please.}
6. Henry Lane Aubree {So pink, it’s shocking!}
7. Say Yes Smile Bangle
{Baby just say yes. And yes, I just quoted Taylor Swift #SorryNotSorry}

And this print – OMG.

It’s bold and topical and fun and feminine and it also comes in LOUNGE PANT form:

Shop Kate Spade New Arrivals | Kate Spade Sale


The KSNY ♥-ing JCR Girls

Color Obsession: Cobalt

I’m completely obsessed with anything navy, and while the color totally owns a place in summer adorning plenty of nautical inspired, must-have pieces; I want to go (a little) outside of my comfort zone and brighten things up this summer. As I’ve been browsing online I’ve fallen in love with several pieces in bright blue cobalt. It’s still blue, but it is just a little happier and just what I need to get me out of my cold weather rut.

What color are you obsessed with now that warmer weather has arrived?!



Sales to Shop:

Madewell: Additional 40% off sale styles. I scooped up this Bungalow Maxidress that I will be living in all summer.

Gap: Buy 4 items get 30% off. Buy 5 or more items get 35% off. They have the best selection of the most stylish chambray so now is the time to stock up on this closet staple.

J. Crew: Extra 30% off sale styles and additional 50% off final sale styles! You can’t pass this one up. (Use code: SALESALE)

Weekend Recap: Our Trip to Dallas for rStheCon!

Howdy Y’all! We just got back from Dallas and figured we’d share a few snaps from our trip – full post to come later this week! Dallas-Cafe-Drinks We kicked off night #1 with cocktails at Savor in Klyde Warren Park. It was so great to sit outside and catch up on the year so far (we haven’t seen each other since Christmas)!

The rS conference kicked off Friday morning at The Joule. It was one busy day, but we did manage to sneak away for 10 mins to soak up some sun at the rooftop pool.

Then we hopped across the street to The Eye where Kate Spade hosted a sparkly soiree.
And let me tell you – Kate sure knows how to throw a party!
Kate-Spade-Cocktail There was plenty of champagne.

Kate-Spade-Garden-Party  Adorable props – eye see you!

Flowers. Glitter. Neon pink fortune cookies.

<<<P.S. I’m wearing Live Colorfully Perfume right now and I’m obsessed with it!>>>

And, of course, a cute-as-can-be photo booth.
But not just any ol’ photo booth. This one had a magic power: the ability to text hilarious GIFs! KSNY
Everything is bigger in Texas. Including the chicken drummies. EAT IT!!!

We also got to rock out with these fabulous bloggers – Desiree, Hallie, Megan, & Jennifer.

So yeah, we had an excellent time in Dallas for #rSthecon!
Stay tuned to see more snaps + stories from our trip coming later this week!



Friday Favorites – April Edition

What We’re Into Right Now…

Fiiiiiinally. We’re loving spring dresses like these ones:

Dainty Jewelry
These gold pieces from gorjana and griffin are GORGEOUS!


Whole Foods Gelato
I’m partial to the strawberry, but they all look divine…

Cute Babies
Upon entering their home, new parents H&C handed me a beer and a baby. Cute-newborn-baby I didn’t complain about it.

Anything Black, Gold, & Vintage (vintage-inspired counts, too)
Which is my I’m so in love with my new Kate Spade Odometer iPhone Case!

Speaking of vintage things, I’m pretty pumped to attend Junk Bonanza this Saturday. It’s like walking into a giant treasure chest of vintage + antique goodness. I’ll be tweeting and gramming my finds here and here.



Brighter Days Ahead

So my black, grey, and navy wardrobe is really starting to get me down. Despite the fact that the temps for most of this week were in the 20’s and 30’s…it’s technically Spring so I can start really thinking about what to stock my closet with to brighten it up! Here are the pieces I’m absolutely loving for the brighter days ahead…

Oh, and make sure to check out Gap like NOW! They are having 40% off site/store-wide through today. What better time to scoop up some of their cute pieces like this (could the back be any more perfect?!)